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Instagram Snapshot "#SCWildflower" Photo Contest!

To celebrate spring, wildflowers and our beautiful Santa Cruz Area California State Parks, @VisitSantaCruz is running a photo contest on Instagram

so we can share the wildflower love!

WHEN: Contest begins Saturday, April 5, 2014 and ends Monday,

April 28, 2014

WHERE: Any Santa Cruz County State Park

HOW: Simply snap a picture of some wildflowers while you are out

and about and share your photo on Instagram using #SCWildflowers!

At the end of the contest a winner will be chosen and will receive a

$25 gift certificate to the Nature Store at Henry Cowell Redwoods

State Park, a $25 gift certificate to any Friends ParkStore, 2 tickets

to ride a steam train at Roaring Camp Railroads and some awesome

Santa Cruz swag!


Contest brought to you by the Santa Cruz County Conference and Visitors Council in partnership with the Mountain Parks Foundation & Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks. For visitor information logon to santacruz.org.


Discover more about local wildflowers at Rancho del Oso's annual Wildflower Weekend April 26 & 27 from 11am to 4pm.  For more information call (831) 427-2288 or visit http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=26539. Located 17 miles north of Santa Cruz, at 3600 Highway One, Davenport, California 95017.


Sponsor a Tree in memory of a loved one, as a unique gift, or to celebrate a special occasion.

In The News!

Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park is making the news in Ireland!  Travel writer, Fergus McDonnell, visited our park last October and wrote a lovely article about his visit that was recently published in the Irish Sunday Independent.